• Ethiopia man wins Pittsburgh Marathon

    About 30,000 runners took over Pittsburgh streets for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Sunday morning.

    Participants in the marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon and FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay left the starting line at Liberty and 7th avenues about 7 a.m.
    The marathon and relay course took runners through 13 neighborhoods, across each of the three rivers and onto the North Shore before crossing the finish line at the Boulevard of the Allies and Stanwix Street.

    The winner of this year’s marathon, Gebo Gameda, 26, of Ethiopia, completed the 26.2-mile race at about 9:16 a.m. with a time of 2:16:30.

    Female marathon winner, Clara Santucci, 27, finished with a time of 2:32:25.

    The half marathon course took runners across the three rivers, through the South Side and across the Birmingham Bridge, leading up to the finish line downtown. Competitors began crossing the finish line at about 8 a.m.
    Habtamu Assefa, 29, was the half marathon’s male winner.
    Sophy Jepchirchir, 20, was the female winner of the half marathon.

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  • Fifa investigates Super Eagles

    Fifa has opened an investigation into allegations by convicted match-fixer Wilson Perumal Raj, that he helped Nigeria qualify for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

    In his book released last Monday, the 48-year-old Singaporean revealed how he met with a Nigeria Football Federation official to try and fix games so that Super Eagles could top their group.

    He also stated in his book that he had an agreement with the Nigerian federation that he would organise friendly matches for its men's national team as well as some percentage of whatever Fifa pays the country in lieu of 

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